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Sara Douglas: Senior

1. What year are you in the program?
*Senior

2. What year will you graduate?
*2011

3. Major?
*Theatre & History

4. What interested you in joining the Honors Program?
*My scholarship required me to be a part of the program.

5. What has been your favorite memory so far?
*I enjoy the various enrichment activities offered to the Honors Program students.

6. What do you hope the Honors Program will do for you?
*It is my hope that the Honors Program offers academic and social benefits for students involved.  It should provide a challenging course of study for students willing to work toward a goal of becoming well-informed and active citizens.

7. Write about a honors 1 hr course you have (or are) taken (taking)?
*My favorite honors course was "Who Would Jesus Vote For?" taught by Michael Snarr during my sophomore year.  This class was a great way to create conversation that was relevant to the issues that were occurring around us in the Presidential Election of 2008.

8. What role do you play on the board?
*I am the senior class representative, in which I am a liaison between Honors Program students and the Program Director.  I do my best to answer any questions the underclassmen have and serve as a sounding board for the various activities the Honors Program hosts.

9. What is the importance of the Honors Student Board?
*The Board is very important because it gives students a chance to have their opinions heard.  It is a way to help make the Honors Program more beneficial to the students and allows for more open communication between students and the Director.

Katie Skaleski: Senior

1. What year will you graduate?
*Spring 2011

2. Major?
*Middle Childhood Education

3. What interested you in joining the Honors Program?
*I had to in order to obtain my academic scholarship.

4. What has been your favorite memory so far?
*My freshman year, honors global issue class.

5. What do you hope the Honors Program will do for you?
*I hope that maybe it will be one more thing that sets me apart from other candidates for future jobs and that it provides lasting memories.

6. What is the biggest benefit being in the program?
*Taking classes for 4 years with familiar faces that I have bonded with.


7. Write about a honors 1 hr course you have (or are) taken (taking)?                                                                                                                                                                                                                 *Sign Language. While 15 hours is not enough to become fluent in any language by any means, we had a lot of fun in this course. We got to learn the basics of sign language and some common misconceptions and facts. It was a great way to come together and try something new!

Adam Sarver: Junior

1. What year will you graduate?
*2012

2. Major?
*Middle childhood education: Math and Social Studies

3. What interested you in joining the Honors Program?
*I wanted to get the best out of my college education and experience.

4. What has been your favorite memory so far?
*The Blue man group concert was sweet but I really enjoyed my honors class with Hal Shunk.

5. What do you hope the Honors Program will do for you?
*Widen my horizons on how I think or see things.

6. What is the biggest benefit being in the program?
*The experiences outside of the classroom.

7. Write about a honors 1 hr course you have (or are) taken (taking)?
*Art in the Metro Area with Hal Shunk: We basically got to go to different Art Museums, write a reflection and eat at a sweet restaurant! I was not really into Art before the class but i found it really interesting and cool to see all the different pieces, especially the glass pieces.

Kathie Dooley: Sophomore

1. What year will you graduate?
*2013

2. Major?
*Athletic Training

3. What interested you in joining the Honors Program?
*Scholarship money

4. What has been your favorite memory so far?
*Going to activities like playhouse in the park & blue man group!

5. What do you hope the Honors Program will do for you?
*Keep providing awesome opportunities to go to shows, etc, that i would not be able to afford on my own.

6. What is the biggest benefit being in the program?
*Great experiences with great people :)


7. Write about a honors 1 hr course you have (or are) taken (taking)?                                                                              *Haven't taken any yet... but i will be taking peer mediation in the spring. Really looking forward to it, it seems like a very practical course that i will be able to use for the rest of my life!

Zachary Glendening: Sophomore

1. What year will you graduate?
2013

2. Major?
*Psychology and social/political studies

3. What interested you in joining the Honors Program?
*I was interested because i wanted a challenge and figured it'd look good on a resume.

4. What has been your favorite memory so far?
*Favorite memory is the D.C. trip spring of last year.

5. What do you hope the Honors Program will do for you?
* I hope the honors program will force me to look at the world in a more complicated way and help me develop skills i can use to better my surroundings.

6. What is the biggest benefit being in the program?
*The biggest benefit of the program is the internal community it creates, it gives me a great support system i was not't expecting.

7. Write about a honors 1 hr course you have (or are) taken (taking)?                                                                              *I am taking Steve Szeghis "Endangered but enduring peoples and animals of the southwest" class, we're learning about native cultures and their suppressed place in what is essentially a white society based on theft.

Megan McDonough: Freshman

1. What year are you in the program?
*I am a freshman in the program.

2. What interested you in joining the Honors Program?
*I wanted to be challenged, and learn interesting and current topics in classes that are not offered on a regular basis every semester.       

3. What has been your favorite memory so far?
*Going to see the Blue Man Group for free! That was such a surprising and exciting experience.

4.What do you hope the Honors Program will do for you?                                                                                                                                                                                      *I hope it will challenge my way of thinking and encourage me to become more curious about things that I previously didn't have interest for. I also hope it will make me a more knowledgeable person about that world.

5. Additional comments:                                                                                                                                               *I really enjoy the smaller class sizes and genuinely interesting assignments we do in the Honors courses. And the student group trips are really fun and are great opportunities, I never thought I would get to do these things in college-for free!